Just Bob

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  1. It means that your coin is a normal cent.
  2. In 1937, Mssrs Breisch, Miller, and Sexton joined forces to form the City Ice and Coal Company in Greenville, MS. Their business was created to, among other things, "Manufacture, prepare, cut, gather, collect, harvest, store, preserve, pack, keep, buy, sell, import, and export, trade and deal in, at wholesale and retail, all kinds of ice, including dry ice..." (From the Charter of Incorporation, State of Mississippi.) This coupon book is my latest acquisition. It was good for 500 lbs of ice, delivered to the customer's home. The newspaper ad is from the January 16, 1955 edition of th
  3. The same "S" mint mark punch was used from 1974 through the first part of 1979, so I don't know why anyone would say it is impossible for a 1978 proof set to also have that same mint mark.
  4. They don't offer those to the general public any more.
  5. Here is a article by our hosts: https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/4412/Wheel-Marks/
  6. And yet, you went back and erased everything that you posted. Why did you do that?
  7. Stop. Step back. Take a deep breath. Are you sure you want to do this?
  8. The '34 does look like it may have been cleaned, and the '33 has been holed and plugged. I would pass on both at $100. I would, however give $40 for the '34, and carry it as a pocket piece for a while, but that is just me.
  9. Got it Must be too early for me. Let me go find my coffee cup..........................
  10. 63+, 64, 63 - in that order. Those obviously are not the grades that are on the coins, judging by the OP's statements, but that is what I see in the pictures. In hand might be different, of course.
  11. What do dryer coins, and the fact that you have had coins graded, have to do with each other, or with the OP's post? Your post is confusing. Care to elaborate further?
  12. Although it seems like acid would melt the design of the coin into an unrecognizable blob, the fact is that a coin completely submerged in (at least some) acids will have its fields "eaten away" at the same rate as the design and lettering, which has the effect of reducing the thickness and diameter, while leaving the design more or less intact. As Conder101 implied, clad coins are usually found with the copper core corroded at a faster rate than the clad layers, resulting in a coin with an edge that resembles a pulley. I would be interested to discover what chemical was used on this coin.